Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008
Avian Influenza Knowledge among Medical Students, Iran
|Questions||Correct answer||% Yes||% No||% Don’t know|
|1. The first case of human infection with bird flu virus occurred in Hong Kong in 1997.||Yes||27.7||3.2||69.1|
| 2. Most fatal cases of bird flu have been reported in Vietnam.
|3. Influenza virus occurs naturally among wild birds.||Yes||14.3||63.7||22|
| 4. Bird flu may be transmitted into other mammals such as horses and pigs.
|5. Transmission of the disease from person to person is possible.||Yes||47.3||19.8||33|
|6. Main modes of transmission are through saliva and nasal secretions.||Yes||54.2||13.5||32.3|
|7. Bird flu virus can be transmitted into persons through the alimentary tract.||No||74.2||15.7||10.1|
|8. Bird flu is transmitted into humans through handling and cleaning of contaminated game.||Yes||41.3||37||21.7|
|9. The consumption of contaminated chicken as broiler would have the risk of affliction.||Yes||72.2||21.1||6.7|
| 10. Cooking eggs as soft-boiled eliminates the virus.
| 11. A laboratory test is needed to confirm bird flu in humans.
|12. Respiratory tract is the main infected system in the body.||Yes||59.8||9.2||31|
|13. The incubation period of bird flu is ≈7 days.||Yes||13.6||2.3||84.1|
|14. Symptoms of bird flu in humans are similar to seasonal influenza.||Yes||20||11||69|
|15. Bleeding from the nose and bleeding from the gums are early symptoms of bird flu.||Yes||2||13||85|
| 16. Bloody diarrhea (dysentery) is one of the manifestations of bird flu.
|17. Bird flu is a preventable infection.||Yes||86||4.3||9.7|
|18. There is a vaccine to protect humans from bird flu virus.||No||20.9||37.4||41.8|
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